Laura Aikman

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Laura Aikman
Laura Aikman, Bula Quo, London, 2013 (straighten).jpg
Laura Aikman in 2013
Born Laura Holly Aikman
(1985-12-24) 24 December 1985 (age 31)
Brent, London, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present
Employer BBC
ITV
Television The Mysti Show (2004–05)
Casualty (2009–11)
Lemon La Vida Loca (2012)
4 O'Clock Club (2012–14)
The Job Lot (2014–)
Waterloo Road (2015)
Parent(s) Stuart St. Paul
Website www.lauraaikman.co.uk

Laura Holly Aikman (born 24 December 1985) is an English actress and daughter of stunt coordinator and film director Stuart (known professionally as Stuart St. Paul) and Jean. She has been appearing in TV and films since childhood. She is best known for her role in The Mysti Show as title character Mysti as well as her role as May Phelps in BBC medical drama Casualty. She is now most well known for playing Deputy Headteacher Lorna Hutchinson in BBC's Waterloo Road. She is also recently known for playing Captain Ellen Best ATO in the BBC Three series Bluestone 42. She appeared in BBC's Josh.

Early life[edit]

As a child, Aikman went to Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls.[1] She has a brother, Luke.

Career[edit]

In 2009, she appeared in the BBC Three series Personal Affairs playing Lucy. On 8 August 2009, it was announced that Aikman would be joining the cast of Casualty, and her role as May Phelps started on 12 September 2009. Aikman appeared in 35 episodes, her final appearance aired on 8 May 2010. In December 2010, Aikman appeared as the receptionist in the BBC Switch film, Rules of Love. Aikman also starred in the UK sitcom Not Going Out, as Debbie, the girl who thinks she might be Lee's daughter. She has also had a two-year role in the CBBC show 4 O'Clock Club as Melanie Poppy, a music teacher.

In 2012, Aikman starred alongside Leigh Francis's alter ego Keith Lemon in his TV show Lemon la Vida Loca during the first series. She played the role of his Yorkshire girlfriend, Rosie. Aikman announced that she would not be returning to the show for the second series despite making an appearance in episode 1. In July 2014, it was announced that Aikman would be joining the cast of Waterloo Road for the tenth and final series as deputy head Lorna Hutchinson.

She joined the cast for the second series of ITV sitcom The Job Lot which aired in 2014.

On 16 March 2015 she made her first appearance as Captain Ellen Best in Bluestone 42. In 2016, she appeared in the Netflix comedy series Lovesick.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Hatching Lucy
Amar Akbar & Tony Samantha
Cancer Hair Claire Short
2013 Bula Quo! Caroline
2012 Keith Lemon: The Film Rosie
2010 Rules of Love 'Receptionist'
Freight Julie Taylor
2007 BloodMonkey Sydney
Popcorn Jeannie
Rude Awakenings Aly
2006 Jam Louise
1999 Virtual Sexuality Lucy Parker
1998 The Scarlet Tunic Dotty
1997 The Unusual Children Hela
1996 Surviving Picasso Maya
Television appearances
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Lovesick Jo 2 episodes
2016 Josh Josh's date Series 2 guest
2015 Waterloo Road Lorna Hutchinson Series 10 regular
2015 Bluestone 42 Captain Ellen Best Series 3
2014–2015 The Job Lot Natalie
2014 Siblings Amanda Episode 5
2013 Citizen Khan Debbie Series 2, Episode 1
Series 3, Episodes 5 and 6 (2014)
Series 5, Episode 2 (2016)
Way to Go Julia
Pramface Jenny
2012–14 4 O'Clock Club Miss Melanie "Mel" Poppy Elmsbury Teacher
2012 Lemon La Vida Loca Rosie
2011 Not Going Out Debbie Series 4, Episode 2
2009–10 Casualty Dr May Phelps Series 24
2009 Personal Affairs Lucy Baxter
FM Sky
Demons Alice
2008 Teenage Kicks Millie
2007 The Bill Tanya Murphy Episode "Copycat Killer"
That Mitchell and Webb Look (various)
Dis/Connected Paula
Signs of Life Daisy BBC Switch
Reveal Herself TV Magazine Commercial
Six Paula BBC pilot
2006 Baggy Trousers Carly
The Best Man Alison Poley
Trial & Retribution Kelly Hobson
2005 The Message (various)
2004–05 The Mysti Show Mysti
2004 The Story of Tracy Beaker Mysti
Children in Need Special N/A
2003 Doctors Katy Harding Ep "Inner Circles"
2001 Great Expectations Young Biddy
Kerching! Fleur
U Get Me unknown
2000 Casualty Rebecca Bright Ep "Choked" (Part 1)
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Divinity: Dragon Commander General Scarlett
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Additional Voices
2015 Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Yda Hext

Theatre appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laura Aikman | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 

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